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A fire that erupted at the Upper Valley Waste Disposal landfill in Calistoga produced towering smoke over the Upvalley but was corraled in less than an hour, according to Calistoga Fire.

The blaze was reported at 5:35 p.m. at the landfill at 4380 Silverado Trail North, according to Calistoga firefighter Andrew O’Shaughnessy. Ten engines, including three water tenders, were called to the scene, as well as an air tanker, he said.

Crews contained the blaze before 6:30 p.m., and no injuries or structural damage were reported, said O’Shaughnessy.

This is the fifth fire at the landfill in the past year, said Calistoga Fire Chief Steve Campbell, and most likely started spontaneously.

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Despite the fire’s brief duration, the resulting smoke formed a plume that was visible for several miles in northern Napa County, witnesses said.


City of Napa/Town of Yountville Reporter

Howard Yune covers the city of Napa and the town of Yountville. He has been a reporter and photographer for the Register since 2011, and previously wrote for the Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Anaheim Bulletin and Coos Bay (Oregon) World.